I made the mistake of wandering over to the Christmas Cloche Party at A Stroll Thru Life. The blame all goes to the sweet Glenda over at Dab of This and That. She posted pictures of her wonderful cloches and directed me to the Cloche Party.
It seems cloches, sometimes called Bell Jars, are popping up all over and are quite the rage. Now I don't need a cloche. Does anyone really need a cloche? Therefore, I had no plans to acquire such a thing. However, two weeks or so ago I made a quick stop at Tuesday Morning. I hadn't been in there for years since the store became so junky and dirty. Lo and behold, it was cleaned up and was stocked with some fairly nice stuff (most of which IMO, was still very overpriced.)
Sitting on a shelf were two cloches. Not ordinary cloches, but ones which lovely etchings on the the sides, a glorious huge glass nob on top, the bottom edge covered in silver, and standing almost a foot tall including the knob. It was priced at $19.99 which I thought was more than reasonable. Did I make the purchase? No. Aren't you proud of me?
Then..................................................I go to the cloche party and the fever for a cloche hit an all time high. I MUST have that cloche says I (while breathing rapidly into a paper bag.) Thinking it would be long gone I popped Tuesday Morning yesterday and discovered they were still there.
It gets better, though. One of them had a wee chip on the bottom. Did it mar the overall appearance? Nope, you can barely see it. So I headed up to the manager and asked if they discounted damaged goods. Why yes indeedy - they did. How about $15.00 instead of $19.99? Well, ok!
Now I have a cloche...
The chip that saved me $5.00
Tonight we'll be off to the 123rd annual Candlelight Concert at the beautiful St. Aloysius Church on the campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane.
For our "fine dining experience" after the concert, nothing compares to Dick's - a Spokane institution famous for the Whammy burger and the best fries in the entire world!